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ONE ROOM, PLUS By Elizabeth Calder & Walter Ben Hare
A dramatic comedy in three acts. Three males and three females. Scenery a single easy interior. Plays a full evening. This laughable play blends youthful spirits and intense modernity with the kindly wisdom of the previous generation. Frank Carmichael is trying to provide Julia, a pleasure loving wife, with city life and freerlom from household care. Their home is a collection of mecáanical conveniences, assembled in a combined living, dining, and sleeping room, plus bath and
a kitchenette. Into this "ONE ROOM, PLUS" of Fred and Julia, "Dad" Carmichael is warmly welcomed for a visit. Hd immediately makes himself at home finding the top of the bath tub à convenient place to sleep. John Carmichael Fred's elder brother, and his wife, call on “Dad" and criticis Julia's extravagant tastes and aspirations and their influence on Fred. They flaunt their economies and exhibit, in con. trast to "ONE ROOM, PLUS,” a real home of their own in the suburbs. “Dad's” kindly philosophy, whimsical wisdonı, and ability to see both sides, brings about an unexpected harmony. Before he leaves "ONE ROOM, PLUS," the recently antagonistic young people have to some degree, the aspect of a mutual admiration party. The six characters have equally prominent parts. That of "Dad” Carmichael with its shafts of homely wit will become classic.
This is a play from the production of which actors and audiences alike will
derive keen enjoyment. Especially recommended to Little Theatres and schools. During the third act the characters enact their own story as it would appear in the movies. In submitting the manuscript of this play to a member of the faculty of one of our representative schools, the reply came back: “This is the best naturalistic play that I have read for many a day. The play reading committee of our school simply went wild over it and I hope that you will allow us to give the premier performance in this part of the
country.” Royalty $10.00. Price, 50 cents. JON
By Dorothy O. Savage This is one of the strongest and most touching short plays written in recent years. Laid in a fisherman's cottage on the bleak and stormy Scottish coast, it has in its very fibre a touch of the stress of the storm-tossed and wind-swept land. The types are fisher folk, primitive and vivid, and its tragic story marches relentlessly to its inevitable ending with that simplicity and truthfulness which marks real drama and real literature. Few plays of the day will be found more impressive by that public which wishes to find the theatre what a well-known critic has called “an adult art." Three males, three females. Time of playing, about forty minutes. Royalty, each performance, $5.00. Manuscript onày 50 cents per copy.
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